Blind tasting at Mundus Vini 2016

By Panos Kakaviatos for 21 February 2016 in Neustadt, Germany We began businesslike. Our chair, German sommelier Jochen Benz, who tastes with the Grand Jury Europeen, spoke not a word during the entire first flight, which proved a bit disconcerting. We began with two “warm up” wines, and thought that we would have discussed these […]

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PROWEIN 2016: Country Focus Canada

ProWein press release  4 February 2016 Canada’s area under vine currently measures about 12,000 hectares. Every year, some 550 vintners produce nearly one million hectoliters of wine. This is more than half of what is produced in California’s Napa Valley. Canada is no longer known for just its Eiswein. The Canadians now also produce expressive […]

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Casual elegance, refined wine comfort at Château Le Pape

By Panos Kakaviatos for  4 February 2016 As most of us #winelovers plan for better weather this spring and summer for trips to wine regions, we seek great places to stay, that combine comfort, elegance and wine nirvana. So if you are going to Bordeaux, I finally focus on a stay at Château Le Pape, […]

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